Today the Girls and I had to pop by our new place and see the tenants that are moving out. We were able to have a quick peek inside and then got to spend some time exploring the garden. So much to discover! Tomorrow we start moving in, I can hardly believe it! When I wake in the morning I will be dressing to go and clean….paint…and what ever else I feel like I need to do to make this space our home!
With three more nights sleep until we move from Prospect Park West, we are getting down to the nitty gritty of packing. Which is something we are all helping with in our own ways. Elle likes to help take the things out of the boxes after I put them in, and Maya likes to tape and label the boxes. Cam likes to put any old thing in any old box with out rhyme or reason. Why not put the desk lamp in with the Christmas ornaments?
I am in a haze of fatigue and a little overwhelmed by my chores, but still can feel the undercurrent of excitement that will no doubt bubble to the surface the day we walk through the door of our new vacant home. Then the fun begins. Exploring our new neighbourhood. Decorating the girls room, putting everything in its place, and making new purchases! I am looking forward to finding that ‘settled’ feeling once again…
Extending a virtual invitation to all of our family and friends too far away make it! Here is your invitation to Maya’s party that we wish you could come to!
To celebrate Maya turning 4 we are having
Maya’s Rainbow Sparkle Party!
2-5pm, Sunday June 20th
Balance is an ability to maintain the center of gravity of a body within the base of support with minimal postural sway. When exercising the ability to balance, one is said to be balancing. Balancing requires concurrent processing of inputs from multiple senses, and perception of pressure, while the motor system simultaneously controls muscle actions. The senses must detect changes of body position with respect to the base, regardless of whether the body moves or the base moves.
The ability to balance, is something we learn, from the time we are born, we learn to balance our heads on our shoulder, we learn to walk, and then we learn to balance on one foot, to balance on stationary objects, and then to balance on moving objects. Balance can come and go throughout our lives depending on age and health or maybe it has to do with fear or bravery. In some cases it can be lost completely, while for others remarkable balance is developed and it is consider a great skill.
Here is Maya, working on her balance.
I have made a few piñatas over the years, and always value the symbolism of them at a celebration. The piñata represents faith, hope and charity. Traditionally participants would be blindfolded while trying to hit the piñata and so would have to (Fe) have faith that they are hitting in the right direction. With the piñata hanging above their heads, people watched towards (los cielos) sky or heaven yearning and waiting for the prize, thus hope. Finally the piñata symbolized (Caridad) Charity. With its eventual breaking, everyone shares in the blessings and gifts.
Here are two piñata I made a few years ago, one was a gift for our niece Sami, for her third Birthday, and the other was for our wedding day for the children guests to enjoy!